I have no idea what's actually going on inside the New York Times but reading Dylan Byers's piece on Jill Abramson's tenure as the paper's first female editor I could not stop thinking about chapter three of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In -- you know, the one titled "Success and Likability." In it, Sandberg dives into the research on how female leaders find their temperaments subjected to constant negative scrutiny. There are certain phrases you hear over and over again in the conversation about women leaders, and since they seem to operate like memes, I made them into some. The words come directly from Byers's Politico article.
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